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Total Solar Eclipse


News >  Spokane

The eclipse dazzles inside Oregon’s totality

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 11:28 p.m.

MAGONE LAKE, Oregon – On the centerline in the path of Monday’s total solar eclipse, the 2 minutes and 6 seconds of darkness passed far too quickly. The sun disappeared behind the moon, plunging this central Oregon lake and its visitors into a strange twilight at 10:22 a.m.
News >  Pacific Northwest

Oohs and ahhs in Oregon town park as day turns to night in mid-morning

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 7:42 p.m.

MOLALLA, Oregon – This small Oregon town of just under 9,000 did little to promote itself as a destination in the path of totality, and by Sunday afternoon, residents weren’t sure what to expect during the eclipse. But come Monday morning, a thousand people had filled the city’s Fox Park to attend a celebration put on by the public library. People waited in line for Tang and Moon Pies, made crafts and waited for the sky to grow dark.

Blog Posts

News >  Idaho

Wrapping up quite a day…

Wow – four hours and 45 minutes. That’s how long it took us to drive the 60 miles back north from St. Anthony to Henry’s Lake State Park this afternoon and evening after the eclipse, all stop-and-go, with plenty of stop. That part was pretty...
News >  Idaho

And now, the down side…

The eclipse viewing experience was so cool! And afterward, we visited with folks, hung around, jumped off the diving board and swam in the cool waters of the Henry's Fork, then had a great picnic lunch. Around 3:30, we left for the 60-mile jaunt back...
News >  Idaho

Everyone cheered as day turned to night and then back again…

When the last bright bit of light disappeared through the dark eclipse glasses and the sun winked out – turning the day dark – everybody in the park cheered. What had been baking-hot sun had gradually gotten cooler and cooler, and now, all of the...

News >  Idaho

Arrived, after a surprisingly hassle-free trip…

I'm pleased to report that we arrived at our campsite in eastern Idaho on Saturday afternoon with no traffic hassles; it was just fine on the roads. That may not be the case tomorrow when we rise early to head for the path of totality,...
News >  Idaho

Total eclipse of the plans…

Here's my full column from Sunday's Spokesman-Review: By Betsy Z. Russell BOISE – Everyone I know has plans for the eclipse. In Boise, the sun will be 99.555 percent obscured – a very dramatic partial eclipse. But many of us want the whole deal: Totality,...
Sports >  Outdoors

Solar eclipse activities offered at Lake Roosevelt sites

SKY WATCHING -- An educational twist to viewing the Aug. 1 solar eclipse is being organized for two sites in the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area as well as the Kettle Falls library. This solar eclipse, which last occurred in 1918, will cross North America...
Sports >  Outdoors

Schweitzer Sky House has room with view for eclipse

SKY WATCHING -- It may not be in the path of totality, but Schweitzer Mountain Resort above is making a good offer for viewing the total eclipse up on the ridge above Sandpoint, Idaho, on Aug. 21. ."The resort will open the Great Escape Quad...
News >  Idaho

AirBnB reports record Idaho bookings for upcoming solar eclipse

There’s been lots of speculation about how many visitors Idaho will see for next week’s total solar eclipse, so AirBnB’s figures are of interest. The home-sharing marketplace reports that the eclipse will be the biggest date ever for AirBnB rentals in Idaho, with more than...